(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An ideal gas initially at 100kPa and 300K is contained in a piston-cylinder device with an initial volume of 5 liters. The gas is then compressed slowly according to the relationship that pV^2=constant until a final temperature of 400K is reached. Sketch the process on a p-V diagram and find how much work is done in this process.

2. Relevant equations

pV^2=costant

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not sure in my logic but since this is a freely moving piston-cylinder device, the work should be 0 which would result in a horizonatal line. Is this assumption correct?

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# Homework Help: Thermodynamics - compression of a gas in a piston-cylinder device

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